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Sales, Specials in Store (and on the Sidewalk!) at Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival New Duck Dash raises money for charity   Where else but Skaneateles’ Curbstone Festival can you find sidewalk sales, art demos, musical entertainment….and a strolling duck?   The Curbstone Festival returns July 19-21 along Genesee, Jordan and Fennell streets. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event, featuring more than 30 merchants, is organized by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce.   Among the sales and specials sure to delight shoppers:   • Imagine will offer pottery demonstrations at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. each day, along with 50 percent off a wide array of jewelry, glass, pottery and wood, and many in-store specials.   • The Sherwood Inn will host free tastings of wines from Owera Vineyards from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday.   • Skaneateles Artisans will offer demos from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Saturday. Linda Bishop will demonstrate freeform weaving Thursday; Teresa Vitale will demonstrate abstract painting techniques Saturday. • Fleur-de-lis Florist will present an inventory clearance, with 75 percent off select ceramic containers, 50 percent off silk flower arrangements, and ribbons galore from 10 cents to $3.   • Rhubarb Kitchen Shop will offer 50 percent off gadgets, acrylic ware and cookware items. • Creekside Books & Coffee will feature clearance items marked down by 50 to 70 percent, drink samples, and a complimentary 16-ounce drink of your choice with $30 book purchase from the café.   Men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, handbags, home accessories, pet accessories and stationery goods will also be on sale.   Merchants new to the village that will be participating for the first time are Isadora (58 E. Genesee St.), Lost & Fondue (33 Jordan St.), Endurance Monster (11 Fennell St.) and Hobby House Toys (7 Jordan St.). In addition, HABA USA will sell toys on the M&T Bank lawn.   Also new to this year’s Curbstone Festival is the Duck Dash, a fund-raiser that will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday on Skaneateles Creek, behind the Fennell Street locations of Kinney Drugs and CVS. The carnival-like event will feature food, games, and music by Tumbleweed Jones. Grand prize is $1,000. A Skaneateles YMCA membership will be awarded for the second-place duck; $500 for the third-place duck; Finger Lakes Scuba open water dive instruction and gear for the fourth-place duck; $250 for the fifth- and sixth-place ducks; a Mid-Lakes Navigation dinner cruise for the seventh-place duck; and $100 for the eighth-, ninth-, 10th- and last-place ducks.   Tickets are $5 and are on sale at the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce, Hairtique, the Skaneateles Historical Society and the Skaneateles YMCA & Community Center (or can be bought from the strolling duck). The event is sponsored by the Bryce Family Foundation and Dave Pirro Ford. Proceeds will benefit Laker Limo, the Skaneateles YMCA & Community Center and the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation.   As in years past, the Jackman Twins will perform magic, juggling and balloon art each day of the festival from noon to 4 p.m.   Musical entertainment will be provided throughout the weekend: Tom Barnes will perform from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday outside the Skaneateles Library; the Skaneateles Community Band, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Gazebo; and the Finger Lakes Wind Quintet, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday on the porch of the Masonic Temple.   “The Curbstone Festival is a longstanding tradition in the village and an experience not to be missed,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “It’s so popular that people start asking about the date in January and plan their vacations around it.   “While the sidewalk sales are the draw, the Curbstone Festival is so much more,” she says. “We have something for everyone—visitors can take a Mid-Lakes Navigation cruise, try the village’s fine restaurants, and stay overnight at one of our historic inns or B&Bs.”   Parking is available at metered spots along the street or in the municipal lot (accessed through Genesee or State streets), where two-hour parking is free and all-day parking is $2. Free parking is also available at the old firehouse on Fennell Street and on various side streets.   For more information on the Curbstone Festival and to sign up for sales specials throughout the year, go to http://www.skaneateles.com.

Posted: Saturday, June 30th, 2012 @ 7:49 am by Curt
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Click Here for the SKANOPOLY Patron Partnership order form and read below for all of the details!

Dear Skaneateles Chamber Member:

The Skaneateles Education Foundation will be publishing a customized version of Monopoly, called “Skanopoly” to raise money for education in our community. Skanopoly will be available in local stores starting in late November. 1000 games will be published and they will be sold for $30.00 each, with all proceeds going to education.

Many local merchants and restaurants have generously sponsored properties on the Board and we thank them for their support. We are also including in the game a Patron Partnership Booklet, to provide ads for local businesses and to give them an opportunity to support the Skanopoly project and the mission of the Foundation. We hope this gives everyone an opportunity to participate in this community wide project.

Please take a look at the attached document, detailing the Partnership booklet and how you can participate for $50 per ad. This is a unique opportunity to place an ad in a booklet that will be viewed by families and tourists of the community for many years to come. Please note that there is a deadline for submission of August 10, 2010.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and support. Questions, please contact me at 291-2212 or smagee@skanschools.org

Sharon Magee

Executive Director

Skaneateles Education Foundation

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Posted: Thursday, July 29th, 2010 @ 1:05 pm by Curt
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The Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce and Skaneateles Lions Club are pleased to invite you to participate in the Skaneateles Charity Golf and Dinner, “Good Deeds and Good Times,” on May 24th at the Skaneateles Country Club.

This year the Chamber and Lions are raising money to eradicate milfoil on Skaneateles Lake, as well as Lions and Chamber Special Projects. This is a very fun tournament for golfers of all skill levels, and the dinner, wine tasting and silent auction is open to everyone – golfers and non-golfers, alike.

Please take a moment and click here to view the registration packet, as well as the sponsorship opportunities, and silent auction items needed.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the Chamber office at 685-0552. If you would like a paper invitation mailed to you just give a call or e-mail me, and we will be glad to send one right out. Thank you all for helping us to save our lake, and have fun while doing so!

Posted: Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 @ 1:10 pm by Curt
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SADA Charity Preview

The 12th Annual Charity Preview, sponsored by the Syracuse Auto Dealers Association, is scheduled for Wednesday, February 10, 2010.

The money raised from the event helps support charities like:

o Alzheimer’s Association Central New York Chapter
o Camp Good Days & Special Times, Inc.
o Crouse Health Foundation
o Elmcrest Children’s Center
o Enable
o Hospice of Central New York
o Huntington Family Centers, Inc.
o Kidney Foundation of Central NY
o Learning Disabilities Association of Central New York
o Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central New York
o Meals on Wheels of Syracuse, NY, Inc.
o Syracuse Behavioral Healthcare

Evening Schedule:

6:30 – 7:30PM
Ballroom – meet your friends, have a cocktail and get ready to see the exciting new cars.

Video presentation recognizing sponsors.

7:30 – 8:30pm
Oncenter Exhibition Hall – Open for display of automobiles. Enjoy the music of “Dixieland Update.”

8:30 – 9:15pm
War Memorial Exhibition Hall – Trucks, sport utilities and conversion vans. Music by “The Lost Boys” and plenty of food.

9:15 – 10:00pm
War Memorial Auditorium – World’s finest and most expensive motor cars accompanied by dessert and the piano offerings of Nancy James.


Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center

6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

$125 per person


On Center John H. Mulroy Civic Center Theatres
800 South State Street
Syracuse, New York 13202-3017
T: 315.435.8000
F: 315.435.8099


Oncenter Box Office is located on the State Street side of the War Memorial

Posted: Sunday, January 31st, 2010 @ 3:03 pm by Curt
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Skaneateles Chamber, Lions Club Host Charity Golf Tourney

Skaneateles Chamber, Lions Club Host Charity Golf Tourney and Dinner June 8, 2009
Event Is Another Way Chamber, Lions Club Give Back to Community

Skaneateles’ annual Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner will take place June 8, 2009 at the Skaneateles Country Club. The event, sponsored by the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Skaneateles Lions Club, will benefit the Skaneateles Lake Milfoil Eradication Project, along with special projects of the Chamber and the Lions Club.
The shotgun start for the tournament is at 12:30 p.m.; registration is $150/person and includes dinner. Cash prizes and a trophy will be awarded to the top men’s, women’s and mixed division teams. Krenzer Marine has donated a 2009 Chaparel motorboat, which will be awarded for a hole in one on Hole #1.
Non-golfers are also invited to take part—tickets for just the dinner are $50/person. The program begins at 5 p.m. and features a wine tasting by Anyela’s Vineyards and Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars, whacky golf games, a silent auction, and music by pianist Adam Gay, followed by a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. and after-dinner music by the Mere Mortals.
“The lake is our most important asset, and it is threatened by the spread of Eurasian watermilfoil,” says Susan Dove, executive director of the Skaneateles Area Chamber of Commerce. “The Milfoil Eradication Project, now in its third and final year, has made substantial progress in clearing patches of milfoil from the lake. We’re proud to support this effort, and we hope the entire community will join us.”
Although the Chamber is best known for supporting local business, it sponsors a number of other community service programs as well. Chief among them is the Citizen of the Year Dinner, which is held biannually and recognizes a longtime Skaneateles resident for giving unselfishly of his or her time to better the community. Along with the dinner, the Chamber gives a donation to the charity of the recipient’s choice. This year’s honoree will be announced in July.
The Chamber also sponsors the Community Docks—putting them in each spring (this year’s Dock Day is June 13) and removing them each fall. Throughout July and August, Chamber staff members are available to assist boaters every day from noon to 8 p.m.
In addition, the Chamber helps keep streets in the village clean; answers visitors’ questions; hires students to provide additional services throughout the summer; and donates posters from the Antique and Classic Boat Show to fund-raising auctions for the Skaneateles Historical Society, WCNY, the Rescue Mission, schools and other organizations.
“Giving back to the community is an important component of what we do,” says Dove. “Many of our members embrace this action individually, and we feel it’s important for the Chamber to do so as an organization—helping to improve the quality of life for all who live, work and visit here.”
For more information on the Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner or on Chamber membership, call 685-0552 or visit http://www.skaneateles.com.

Posted: Monday, May 11th, 2009 @ 12:08 pm by Curt
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